VIETNAM: Setting up of a sewing workshop


Mr. Chien is one of the Vietnamese migrant workers who came to Slovakia for work. He found a job as a bricklayer. He used to do this kind of work also in Vietnam before.









Because of the world economic crisis, after two years of work in Slovakia, he lost his job and had to leave the country. IOM assisted Mr. Chien with his plan based on re-opening of a sewing workshop. The workshop would help not only the returnee but it could potentially also bring jobs to the region where the returnee lives. Mr. Chien received reintegration assistance from IOM in the form of purchase of sewing machines. The returnee also contributed by purchase of further sewing and rimming machines. According to the monitoring report, the sewing workshop is operational and the workshop provided jobs to the returnee and other 10 employees. The implementation of his reintegration scheme provides an example of how assistance to one returnee can have a positive impact on wider community in the country of origin.

Success stories

Films – Stories of migrants


Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Country of Origin (Individual Project).

This project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Internal Security Fund.

Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia